Do you have pressing tax questions? Ask Michelle Singletary.
Our personal finance columnist will chat with readers Friday, Feb. 3, at noon Eastern time.By Michelle Singletary
If you owe the IRS and can’t pay, this is what you should and shouldn’t do
The tax deadline is April 18, and millions may owe and can't pay. A former national taxpayer advocate offers advice on tackling the debt.By Michelle Singletary
Birthday checklist: Get your most pressing money questions answered
Michelle Singletary invites readers to submit their most pressing financial questions for her money milestones project.By Michelle Singletary
Michelle Singletary’s money milestones for every age
Advice for every decade of your financial life, from 20-somethings just starting out to retirees enjoying the fruits of planning and smart choices.By Michelle Singletary
How to prepare financially in case of a debt ceiling crash
Debt ceiling drama, inflation and stock market swings. Here are tips for finding a financial planner to help navigate tough times.By Michelle Singletary
A $250 million scholarship program aimed at keeping students debt-free
Fidelity Investments has committed $250 million to help up to 50,000 Black, Latino and other historically underserved students attend college.By Michelle Singletary
Expect smaller refunds and continued phone delays this tax season
The IRS has struggled to process tax returns and answer taxpayer questions over the past three years. The 2023 tax season opens Jan. 23. Will things be better?By Michelle Singletary
Paycheck primer: What is FICA, and why is it taking my money?
Financial Adulting 101: Here’s why your paycheck is less than you thought it would be.By Michelle Singletary
Expert forecasts 2023 as a year of ‘economic pain’
No one knows where the economy is headed in the new year, so focus on stockpiling cash and investing for the long term.By Michelle Singletary
Seven ways you can financially prepare for a recession
If an economic downturn is inevitable in 2023, here are some ways to fortify your positionBy Michelle Singletary
Some final advice: Beware of cryptocurrencies and ratty CEOs like Musk
Allan Sloan writes his final column for The Washington Post after 30 years.By Allan Sloan
IRS delays reporting rule for Venmo, PayPal and other payment apps
The IRS announced it is delaying a new tax reporting requirement for payment apps such as PayPal and Cash App because of confusion among users.By Michelle Singletary
‘Why is everything so expensive?’ The year of inflation frustration.
2022 economic review: Inflation, higher rates made for a year of sticker shock.By Michelle Singletary
What to do if stock market ups and downs are driving you nuts
Financial experts provide advice on the stock market's wild swings. Here’s what they advise for various investors.By Michelle Singletary
Invest or save? What to do while student loan payments are paused.
Here's what to do while you wait on legal challenges to Biden's student loan forgiveness plan.By Michelle Singletary